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this is bbc news. i'm ben brown. the headlines at 1:00pm. the international development secretary, penny mordaunt, warns uk charities that funding will be withdrawn — if they fail to co—operate with the authorities in cases of sexual exploitation by staff. the sector has got to step up in terms of tackling what is an industry that has been targeted by individuals. by paedophiles? yes, they are targeting us because of the chaos we work in. the foreign secretary, borisjohnson, is holding talks in myanmar about the return of rohingya muslims. the damage caused by alcohol — a report warns of the major problems faced by children in england whose parents drink too much. also in the next hour, great britain's andrew musgrave makes history at the winter olympics in pyeonchang, finishing seventh in the men's skiathlon — the best performance by a briton in an olympic cross—country event. meanwhile, in the arena, north korean cheerleaders
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mesmerise the crowds with incredible synchronisation. on the run from the police in central mexico. the travel show explains all in half an hour, here on bbc news. good afternoon and welcome to bbc news. the government has threatened to cut off all state funding and help for oxfam, and other charities, if they fail to ensure that vulnerable people are properly protected. the international development secretary penny mordaunt has described as ‘horrific‘ the behaviour of some of oxfam's workers in haiti, who were accused of using prostitutes in the aftermath of the earthquake there in 2010.
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angus crawford reports. first haiti, now chad. one of the poorest countries on earth. new allegations that a number of oxfam workers paid local women for sex. the head of the mission was the man who five years later in haiti resigned after admitting using prostitutes. four others were sacked. oxfam wouldn't confirm the details but says it is shocked and dismayed by the reports, which highlight unacceptable behaviour by a small number of people. as the scandal grows, the international development secretary, penny mordaunt, has sent a strong warning to all british charities receiving public money. they will lose the cash if they can't show a robust approach to safeguarding. i am very clear, it doesn't matter whether you have got a whistle—blowing hotline, it doesn't matter whether you have got good safeguarding practices
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in place, if the moral leadership at the top of the organisation isn't there, we cannot have you as a partner. she said oxfam didn't give her department the full facts about what happened in haiti. at a meeting tomorrow, the charity will be given one last chance or be stripped of its public funding. today, more revelations about other aid agencies. reports christian aid, save the children and the red cross, have all investigated staff about sexual misconduct allegations. some are not surprised. people need to realise that the vast majority of aid work in crisis situations is extraordinary, it saves lives, it helps people who are very vulnerable, but aid agencies need to do a lot more to make sure that the best people are going into these areas, they are monitored, and these people who are very vulnerable, they have a voice in how this unfolds.
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the government is now demanding every charity receiving taxpayers' money disclose all past and current cases of sexual misconduct. a scandal affecting one charity is now threatening to engulf the entire sector. i have been discussing this with anthony stewart, chair of the charity haiti support group. i asked him for his reaction. i am not surprised that incidents like this have come to light. it is notjust oxfam, it is notjust the international aid sector, it is a lot of people acting in haiti abusing power. what does worry me is oxfam's response. you've got david gold ring responding, denying a cover—up, and then saying it was not
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in the interest of the charity to draw extreme attention on what is a terrible scandal. i find that very unconvincing. when you talk about a terrible scandal and a problem that is wider than oxfam, are you saying this was abuse by other aid agencies in haiti at the time orjust generally in haiti? both. iwould say this is a problem that we have seen from foreign actors in haiti and any organisation or group with power in haiti has often targeted the most vulnerable members of society. the poor, the young, women. it was six tourism in the 1970s that brought hiv, aids to haiti, which crippled the tourist industry. this is old news. i welcome the government's hard stance on this
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regarding the aid agencies but there isa regarding the aid agencies but there is a larger issue at play here and penny mordaunt is still talking about the revenue stream, still talking about protecting the aid agency's work through the revenue scream, david goldring is still saying, we didn't take action because they want to protect their revenue stream, whereas the issue is power. it is where people are acting this way in places like haiti because for so long they have been able to do it and get away with it. what we need to do is decisively change our relationship with other nations when we are talking about sending people over there for charity work, for reconstruction work after disasters, for medical work after disasters, for medical work or even in terms of business or united nations peacekeeping, where abuses have been commonplace. that was anthony stewart talking to me a
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little earlier. a russian domestic passenger plane crashed on the outskirts of the russian capital, with 71 people on board. it took off from moscow's domodedovo airport. russian media reported that the antonov an—148 plane was flying to orsk, a city in the urals, and crashed in the ramensky district outside moscow. russian news agencies say 65 passengers and six crew were on board. it isa it is a plain like this. this is not the actual plane that has crashed, but a plane like this. a newsagency in moscow is now being quoted as saying that all 71 people on board that claim have been killed. there we re that claim have been killed. there were no sui’vivoi’s that claim have been killed. there were no survivors in that plane crash near moscow. were no survivors in that plane crash near moscow. that is a newsagency in moscow reporting that.
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all 71 people on board the plane we re all 71 people on board the plane were killed in that crash. we will bring you more on that shortly. in fa ct, bring you more on that shortly. in fact, we are hoping to talk to an aviation security analyst in the next few minutes about the possible causes of that plane crashed in russia. the foreign secretary borisjohnson has met the leader of myanmar aung san suu kyi for talks. nearly 700,000 rohingya muslim refugees have crossed the border into neighbouring bangladesh, after a crackdown by the burmese military. reeta chakrabarti is travelling with the foreign secretary, and sent this report, which contains flash photography. there were smiles this morning as borisjohnson shook hands with aung san suu kyi in the capital, naypyidaw, but the plight of the rohingya people will be a difficult topic. the burmese leaders has suffered a spectacular fall from grace in international public opinion after failing to defend the rights of the rohingya. boris johnson met some of the refugees on a tour of one of the camps in bangladesh yesterday, and said that
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international diplomacy needed to focus on a safe and dignified return home for them. it's about finding a political solution, finding an answer in myanmar from burma, creating the conditions for a safe, dignified return for these people. that's what they want. they do want to go back, but they don't feel safe. but he admitted that right now that seemed like a distant prospect. later today, mrjohnson will be taken by the myanmar military on a tour of the rakhine state from where the refugees fled, alleging arson, looting, rape, and murder by soldiers and buddhist mobs. reeta chakrabati, bbc news, naypyidaw, in myanmar. theresa may will deliver a major speech within the next three weeks, outlining the future relationship britain wants to have with the eu after brexit. it is being seen as just as important as her florence speech, which unlocked the first stage of negotiations.
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she'll outline what the government is seeking in relation to security, trade and workers' rights. more than a third of child deaths and serious injuries caused by neglect in england are linked to parents who drink too much, according to a new parliamentary report. it also found that nearly all councils have cut their budgets for alcohol support services. our health correspondent adina campbell has more. dad of sixjosh connelly knows first—hand about the damage that alcohol can have on a family. his father was an alcoholic, and died when he was nine. i remember one particular incident, he smashed all the windows by the door, and he was waving a knife from one of the windows, and the police coming up and taking him away. at the same time i was trying to deal with it all, you're also tried to keep it secret, so it is aboutjust keep the suppressing it, and then you naturally get unhealthy coping mechanisms. the impact of parents abusing alcohol in england are outlined
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in a new parliamentary report. it found more than a of child deaths and serious injuries through neglect were linked to parents who are drinking alcohol. one and two thirds of all care applications involve misuse of alcohol or drugs. and children with alcohol dependent parents had feelings of stigma, shame and guilt. the report also used data from a freedom of information investigation, which found almost all councils in england are cutting back their budgets for this kind of care. when we start to understand that addiction and alcohol the government says that work is underway on a new children of alcoholics strategy, it in addition to new higher duties to target cheap alcohol. josh has turned his life around, but he believes that there are many children who will end up suffering in silence. a man from walsall has been charged with killing
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his eight—year—old daughter. mylee billingham was found, stabbed, at her father's house injanuary. william billingham has also been charged with making threats to kill. the north korean leader kimjong—un has invited the south korean president for talks at the "earliest date possible." the invitation was given by kim jong—un's sister, who's been visiting the south for the winter olympics. south korea's prime minister has indicated that certain conditions need to be met before the country's president can accept an offer to meet the north korean leader. this report contains some flash photography. this is no ordinary messenger. kim yo—jong, the sister of the north korean leader is the first of her family to set foot on south korean soil. as the two sides take their seats, the cameras spot a blue folder. within it, a handwritten invitation to travel north and for the two leaders to meet. kim jong—un's younger sister is not used to the spotlight. she was usually behind the scenes as pyongyang's pr queen.
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on this occasion, she is the perfect charmer for this charm offensive. it is quite typical of north korea to actually do this sort of thing. they are stealing a little bit of the limelight from south korea, who has the whole world's press descend on it. they are also trying to control the message between the two. it is very hard for south korea, even though they have been talking about sanctions to basically refuse these kinds of advances from north korea. the us vice president has looked increasingly isolated on this visit, refusing to even greet the north koreans, while pushing for tougher sanctions on the regime. these winter games have provided south korea with a diplomatic breakthrough that it never thought possible. but, it presents some difficult challenges. does president moon accept the invitation, and if so, under what kind of preconditions. and, he is also discovering that in befriending his neighbour to the north, he risks alienating a key us ally. a helicopter has crashed
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in the grand canyon, killing three people. at least four others were hurt. it was thought to be carrying tourists. the cause of the crash isn't yet known. energy companies should be allowed to see the personal data of some customers at risk of being in fuel poverty, according to the government. the idea is part of a consultation looking at how best to protect people who could be struggling to pay their bills. our business correspondent, joe lynam, explains. we all hate getting our energy bills, but for some, it can push them into realfinancial difficulties, known as "fuel poverty." now the government wants to find a new way of automatically protecting up to 2 million energy users by letting suppliers know a lot more about them. it's launching a consultation into something called "data matching," which could allow local authorities to share personal information with energy suppliers. but only with their consent, and if users are getting
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state benefits and are in financial trouble. then they could automatically be placed on a cheaper safeguard tariff for their gas and electricity. 4 million people are already on that lower rate. the energy watchdog, ofgem, says anyone placed on the new safeguard tariff could save £66 per year for each if this plan proceeds. that could be valuable as household energy bills are rising. joe lynam, bbc news. the headlines on bbc news: charities are warned they could lose government funding if they don't co—operate fully with the authorities in cases of sexual exploitation by staff. the foreign secretary, borisjohnson, is holding talks in myanmar about the return of rohingya muslims. a report commissioned by a group of mps warns of major problems faced by children in england whose parents drink too much.
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and there has been a plane crash close to moscow in russia with 71 on board. it is thought there are no survivors. sport now and a full round up from the bbc sport centre. andrew musgrave recorded the best result for a british skier with seventh place in the ascii avalon. —— skiathos on. the winter olympics at their most wintry. minus 16 and bone chilling winds, but andrew musgrave was about to warm the spirits. and they are under way... cross—country skiing is not one of britain's traditional olympic strengths. their previous best,
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musgrave's 29th in sochi, where he said he skied like a tranquilliser badger. not here. with barely a lap to go, there he was, remarkably in silver medal position. could he hang on? well, not quite, as norway's simen hegstad kruger raced to gold, musgrave faded to seventh. but with his best events still to come, some feat. well, what a result that was for andrew musgrave. he could not quite get that first medal for britain, but even so, the performance of his life. with a lap and a half to go, i was feeling good, pretty confident, i thought i would be able to get a medal. i actually could not quite keep up that pace. the last lap was pretty tough. but on a day when some events were postponed due to high winds, one man soared. at the age ofjust 17, america's red gerard spinning to snowboarding gold, a teenage triumph to light up these games. andy swiss, bbc news, pyeongchang. those windy conditions forced the
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postponement of the men's downhill and on the louche britain missed out ona and on the louche britain missed out on a medal in the final run. dutch speed skater sven kramer made history on sunday by winning his third consecutive olympic gold medal, in the men's 5,000m. he's the first man to win three golds in the same speed skating event at the winter games. and he also did this one in an olympic record time. in the early premier league match, huddersfield are leading 2—1 against bournemouth. torrential rain at the game. the fans and players getting absolutely drenched. over in the
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championship, aston villa could go second if they beat birmingham. scott hogan hit the bar for the hosts. but birmingham have had their chances to. mainly on the break. sam gallagher came within centimetres of giving them the lead. it is still goalless. manchester city's women's steph hooton has been presented with a commemorative shirt to mark 100 appearances for the club. that was before they game against liverpool, which they currently lead against 1-0. yesterday, england made it two wins out of two with a 12—6 victory over wales. don't be afraid to stand out in the crowd at twickenham. rhys patchell was playing here for the first time. six nations means attention. cameras
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everywhere. two minutes played, highball, patchell underneath it, didn't make it. owen farrell knew exactly where he was kicking it. right in the path ofjonny may, who did the rest. his second try soon followed, but watch joe did the rest. his second try soon followed, but watchjoe launchbury. with two welsh players on top of him, he's still got the ball to his team—mate. so how could wales respond? patchell but through a clever kick and confusion followed. the tv officialjudging if the welsh and with the bandaged arm touched the ball down with control. no, he said. welsh penalties kept them close. they needed a try and this is how close they came. the line was there and so was sam underhill to grab his man. this kind of commitment wins this kind of match. 12-6 to
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commitment wins this kind of match. 12—6 to england it finished. england maintained their perfect start to the six nations but above all else, after this enthralling game, what the teams will relish is a week off. ireland can reflect on three tries conceded against italy if they want, or, more positively, dwell on the aid they scored. ireland with two wins from two as well. they end the tournament at twickenham in five weeks' time. scotland skipper john barclay admits his side have a point to prove to themselves when they take on france later today. you can watch that one live on bbc one. coverage from 2.25pm. the dark blues suffered an opening—day disappointment against wales last week in cardiff and afterwards, former england centre jeremy guscott branded their performance clueless. we really believe in this group of players. we underperformed. it happens every now and again. you don't want it to happen and you think hard about why it happened. you go to a lot of measures to make sure it doesn't happen again.
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ourfocus is on france. we have got two big games coming up at murrayfield. huge games for us to show what we are capable of and, in the context of the championship, we will see after this weekend where we are. in the women's six nations, ireland league italy 7—0. you can watch that on the red button. that is all the sport. ijust want i just want to bring you ijust want to bring you the latest on the fallout on the allegations regarding oxfam staff in haiti. allegations that oxfam staff used prostitutes in haiti in the wake of
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that earthquake. allegations that have been in the times newspaper in particular in the last few days. and there has been a very strong statement that has just come out from oxfam. they have put out state m e nts from oxfam. they have put out statements before. this is stronger and more hard—hitting in terms of what they described as the anger and the shame of oxfam. this is a statement from the chair of trustees, saying, as the new chair of oxfam, i share the anger and shame that behaviour like that highlighted in haiti in 2011 happened in our organisation. it is clear that such behaviour is com pletely clear that such behaviour is completely outside our values and should never be tolerated. we have made big improvements since 2011 and today i commit that we will improve further. she also says, as chairman of the trustees for oxfam gb, as
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recent events have shown, sexual abuse is a blight on society and oxfa m abuse is a blight on society and oxfam is not immune. indeed, those who work in often fragile and u nsta ble who work in often fragile and unstable environments can become targets for abuses. we have made significant improvements since 2011 but we know we have got to be vigilant and to continue to improve if we are to constantly live up to the high standards rightly expected of us. it is not sufficient to be appalled by the behaviour of our former staff, we must and we will learn from it and use it as a spur to improve. that statement from oxfa m to improve. that statement from oxfam on the allegations of the behaviour of their staff in haiti in 2011. now, let's take you back to those reports that a plane has crashed in russia near moscow with 71 on board. it is thought there are no survivors. details are still pretty
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limited but we do know the plane was a russian operated plane. it crashed shortly after taking off from moscow. and this is a similar claim to the one that has crashed. we are receiving reports from russia that the emergency services have said there are no survivors. it looks like 71 people have been killed in that crash. we can talk now to the aviation security analyst, julian brazier. what more can you tell us about the plane that was involved in this and the airline and the airport where rick took off from? good afternoon. basically, the plane crashed in the moscow region and the
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problem is that there are no eyewitnesses because it has crashed in an area which is very close to kazakhstan. we understand there are over 70 people on board and they all seem over 70 people on board and they all seem to have perished. they don't think there are any survivors. there is no reason at the moment for the crash but nothing has been ruled out. the point is that the emergency services have got to get to the crash site to find out what has happened. this particular aircraft isa happened. this particular aircraft is a aircraft with a fairly good safety record and is in wide use within russia. they have got many internal airlines that use it. it is reliable, in fact. and what about the general aviation safety record in russia in recent years? what is that like? it is much improved from
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the days of the old soviet era but there is still some way to go. the bigger airlines to have regular maintenance schedules and they do follow international guidelines because, obviously, if their claims are not to specification in of servicing, they would not be able to fly outside russia. so there is a worldwide, international agreement on this, so we don't have too much ofa on this, so we don't have too much of a problem there. the problem we do have is the actual location of the crash, which is difficult to get at. in the winter olympics, they have had big problems with wind and weather conditions there and they have had to cancel a lot of events. if you transport the same weather pattern over to the crash area, you can understand that it is extremely difficult. but at the moment, the latest information is that everybody on board has perished. that is the latest i have. thank you very much
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for talking us through that. we will bring you more news from russia on the details of that plane crash. at the details of that plane crash. at the moment it looks like all 71 people on board that russian airline have died. time for a look at the weather. the weather is certainly very cold today and it is going to stay cold over the next few days. having said that, temperatures are going to go up and down a little bit. today we have got wintry showers around and if the wind rattled your windows last night, it is because of this weather front. you can last night, it is because of this weatherfront. you can see last night, it is because of this weather front. you can see that spiral. that went over central parts of the uk. in the wake of this weather system, cold air is blowing of the north atlantic, all the way from the arctic. wintry showers
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across northern areas. snow showers coming and going, some of it hail, rain, but also a lot of sunshine around as well. this evening, any show was that are going to carry on will be mostly across these northern areas. temperatures outside of town will get down to about minus five celsius. monday we are between weather systems. one across scandinavia, another out in the atlantic. monday, it is approaching ireland, but monday is looking absolutely fine. a lot of sunshine around. there might be a couple of flurries here and there but on balance a beautiful winter's day. temperatures typically around five or6 temperatures typically around five or 6 degrees. and then, monday evening, into the early hours of tuesday, that is when this weather front starts to cause as trouble. eventually, as the weather front
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moves eventually, as the weather front m oves a cross eventually, as the weather front moves across the country during the rush hour on tuesday, right across the uk, told a sitting on top of us, we could see a period of snow, mostly for scotland and northern england. they could be a covering first thing in the morning already. eventually that clears away towards the east. i think in the south it is going to be mostly rain. in the afternoon, it should be quite bright across western areas of the uk. here isa across western areas of the uk. here is a look at midweek. another weather front comes off the atlantic. low pressure across the ocean here, pushing in more strong winds and further bad weather. there will be some snow across scotland but to the south on wednesday, gale force winds and spells of rain so not a pretty picture on wednesday.


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